As we recently mentioned, the grass in the habitat’s burned area has grown back and is incredible right now. Maia has crossed the creek in Yard 5 and has discovered how lush the grass is for herself.
Usually, the new grass grows back among the old, dead grass from the previous year, so the transition is slower. With last year’s grass burned, each trunkful is entirely young, fresh grass. Maia looks thrilled. She seems so very light and smiley and seems content to stay in the area.
Maia went to those pastures during Shirlei’s weekend, and when Shirlei returned and fed the girls, the first thing she exclaimed was, “Maia looks so happy!”
The back of Yard 5 was one of Maia & Guida’s favorite places, so it’s nice to see Maia back there, looking so peaceful and content. The trees still have some ash on them from the fire, and Maia has been scratching and rubbing on them, covering her in smears of ash.
Photo of Maia, across the creek in Yard 5, with ash all over her face.
November 27, 2020